The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes TV Episodes

The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes

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List of the best Fawlty Towers episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. Although only 12 episodes of this British sitcom were made, it still continues to have a cult following. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Fawlty Towers episodes of all time are. Fans of Fawlty Towers are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Episodes here include everything from The Germans to The Anniversary. What is the best Fawlty Towers episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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    Communication Problems

    Communication Problems is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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    A selectively deaf woman named Mrs Richards insists that she has had a large amount of money stolen at the hotel, and against Sybil's wishes Basil puts a fiver on Dragonfly. more

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    • Original Airing: Feb 19 1979
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 2
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Director: Bob Spiers
    • Previous Episode: The Germans
    • Next Episode: The Psychiatrist
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    The Germans is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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    Sybil goes into the hospital for toe surgery, leaving Basil to cope with a fire drill single-handed. After a couple of blows on the head, Basil tells some German guests where Germany went wrong in WWII. more

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    • Original Airing: Oct 24 1975
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 1
    • Episode Number: 6
    • Director: John Howard Davies
    • Previous Episode: Gourmet Night
    • Next Episode: Communication Problems
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    The Psychiatrist

    The Psychiatrist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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    A psychiatrist and his wife come to stay and Basil thinks Sybil is telling them all about his life. more

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    • Original Airing: Feb 26 1979
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 2
    • Episode Number: 2
    • Director: Bob Spiers
    • Previous Episode: Communication Problems
    • Next Episode: Waldorf Salad
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    The Kipper and the Corpse

    The Kipper and the Corpse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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    "The Kipper and the Corpse" is the fourth episode of the second series of the British sitcom Fawlty Towers. It first aired at 9.00pm on BBC2 on 12 March 1979. Distinguishing it from other episodes is its heavy use of black comedy. more

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    • Original Airing: Mar 12 1979
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 2
    • Episode Number: 4
    • Director: Bob Spiers
    • Previous Episode: Waldorf Salad
    • Next Episode: The Anniversary
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    Waldorf Salad

    Waldorf Salad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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    An American and his wife get unsatisfactory service at Fawlty Towers when he orders a Waldorf salad, after the kitchen has closed. more

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    • Original Airing: Mar 05 1979
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 2
    • Episode Number: 3
    • Director: Bob Spiers
    • Previous Episode: The Psychiatrist
    • Next Episode: The Kipper and the Corpse
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    Basil the Rat

    Basil the Rat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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    The health inspector is coming and Basil tells Manuel to get rid of his pet rat, which he later finds out is named Basil. more

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    • Original Airing: Oct 25 1979
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 2
    • Episode Number: 6
    • Director: Bob Spiers
    • Previous Episode: The Anniversary
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    The Hotel Inspectors

    The Hotel Inspectors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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    "The Hotel Inspectors" is the fourth episode of the BBC sitcom Fawlty Towers. more

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    • Original Airing: Oct 10 1975
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 1
    • Episode Number: 4
    • Director: John Howard Davies
    • Previous Episode: The Wedding Party
    • Next Episode: Gourmet Night
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    Gourmet Night

    Gourmet Night is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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    "Gourmet Night" is the fifth episode in the first series of the BBC TV sitcom Fawlty Towers. more

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    • Original Airing: Oct 17 1975
    • Season: Fawlty Towers Series 1
    • Episode Number: 5
    • Director: John Howard Davies
    • Previous Episode: The Hotel Inspectors
    • Next Episode: The Germans
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